And a Rail Makes the Difference in Kentucky

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class

Show jumping is typically not the most exciting part of an even like Kentucky. That’s usually reserved for cross country. However, coming into the final phase today, the top three riders were separated by only 1.2 points, so even a time fault would change the rankings. When Michael Jung and Christopher Burton both had rails, […]

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Jung poised for 4th win in Kentucky

Michael Jung

An impressive cross country round put Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST just one second over the optimum time at 11:04. They sit on a score of 27.5 headed into Stadium Jumping tomorrow. Will Jung continue his winning streak? He’ll need to have nerves of steel. Yesterday’s leader, Marilynn Little, dropped to 6th place after racking […]

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Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous Take the Lead in Kentucky

Marilynn Little and Scandalous

Only one pair managed to put in a better test than Michael Jung and Fischerrocana FST — Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous turned in a personal best to grab the lead with a 24.8, more than 2 points ahead of Jung’s 27.1. Australia’s Christopher Burton and Nobilis 18 are in third with a 27.9. Little […]

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Michael Jung takes early lead at Land Rover Kentucky

Michael Jung

It’s hardly surprising that after the first day of dressage at the event formerly known as Rolex, Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST took the lead with a dressage score of 27.1.  Jung has racked up three consecutive wins at this event. Will he pull it off a fourth time? It’s early days but at least […]

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No Stirrups? No Problem

Maya Simmons no stirrups

Wow! I was impressed by the jump through the water where Maya Simmons lost her stirrups. “When he hit the landing, he just pecked. He hit hard, and my feet went flying behind me, and I went onto his neck. I think when I did that, the pressure of my feet pulled the leathers off […]

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Who hasn’t dreamed of this . . .

Golf course

Perfectly groomed green fairways with gentle, rolling hills. How perfect they would be to gallop through if it wasn’t for those pesky holes. As a kid, it was one of my fantasies. Right up there with sneaking into the pasture across the road from my grandparents where two horses had taken up residence. I was […]

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After the Finish with Paul Tapner

It’s a thrill to cross the finish line at an event like Burghley, but rarely do we see what happens once the riders jump off. Follow Paul Tapner and Bonza King of Rouges behind the scenes after they finish their cross country round. It’s a real family affair. The pair finished 19th.

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